march, 2019

2019sat16mar10:00 amsat4:00 pmApplique: Renne Mackintosh Inspired Cushion (MARCH DAY SCHOOL)Trumpington Community CollegeDay:Saturday length of course: 1 week


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Trumpington Community College

Lime Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 9FD

length of course

1 week

Book a place on the course

Price £39.00

For how many people? -1 +

Total Price £39.00


Course details

Brief Description:

At this day school you will make a patchwork ‘stained’ glass cushion or art wall piece based on the tutors own design inspired by Rennie Mackintosh. You will be given a design and shown how to cut out and create a design based on the famous Mackintosh Rose. Technically, this patchwork technique is called ‘stained glass appliqué. Hand stitching is used and all ‘raw’ edges are covered with a special fabric tape. You would need a sewing machine at home to make this piece into a cushion or wall hanging. The sample in the picture is similar to what you might make.

Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?

Tracing, cutting out and tacking skills only.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this session participants will be able to:

• Tracing a simple design onto freezer paper
• Cutting out each part of the design in fabric and assembling the pieces
• Tacking the fabric down
• How to attach bias binding tape to the design.
• Go home knowing how to complete the piece

Extra fees / for the session you will need to bring:

There is no materials fee included in the course cost.
You will need a basic sewing kit of needles, thread, scissors and pins.
The tutor recognizes that not everyone has a good store of ‘scraps’ or at home and is pleased to be able to supply some at a low cost of £3 maximum. You will also need some ¼” bias tape which again you can purchase a reel from the tutor. (Black tape works well).
There is also an on line supplier called ‘The Stitch Witch’ A 5m pack would cost £7.49

For the base of the design you will need a piece of white or pale coloured fabric about 20 inches square. A white cotton pillow case would suffice. Some wadding of the same size. The tutor likes to use wadding 100% cotton or an 80/20 mix.
The tutor would appreciate advance notice of any materials that would be needed, as items may have to be pre-ordered.
Please bring a packed lunch

On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?

You might like to consider joining the beginners’ group on Monday afternoons or attend one of the other Saturday Schools held during the academic year. The tutor would be happy to advise you.
The Learn and Train office is able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.


Marion CurtisI have interests in many forms of textiles including weaving and bobbin lace. I taught art and design technology for over 30 years and more recently I have concentrated on my own design work and working to commission. I would describe myself as a ‘Modern Quilter’ where old designs are invigorated with contemporary fabrics. Opening my studio to the public every year through Cambridge Open Studios, I am an active member of Cambridge Quilters and I often give talks and run workshops. With my art and design background, I feel very confident that I can draw out the ‘designer’ in you!

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